Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I love Fall

Don't you just love fall?! I do! I don't know why, but I can never figgure out how to decorate my house during the summer. I mean, there are specific months that you can decorate for. July- red white and patriotic all over. But other then that... how are you supposed to decorate for mothers day, or fathers day, or school starting (especially when none of your kiddos go to school yet!)? So, for me, October starts the best time of the year! I can break out my pumpkins and wreaths and all the fun fall colors! Then in December you get to switch to Christmas! It's just sad that it only lasts a few months. Spring is ok to decorate for, but it's just not the same.
So here's what I have going this year- I don't have a fire place in my house, which makes me very sad, so I had to get creative when it came to decoration. With Bryan's permission, I decked out the top of his desk with my previous fall decor. Here's what it looks like right now:

Don't judge my lousy picture. My camera is about 50 years old and has been broken numerous times by my lovely daughter. That, and I forgot to turn on some back light to even out the light coming in from the window in our back door! Oops! Anyway, I'm thinking something is missing. I want to add some sort of focal point right there in that big empty space in the middle. My first thought was an oversize framed quote. Then I had a hard time picking a quote, so I moved on to the big chunky framed mirror idea. But that just seems too boring. SO- I've decided to try and get the mirror, but I want to hang a wreath on it. Something like one of these...

And I can put a framed quote off to the side if I think it still needs something. What do you think?
Then, I'm going to do something very similar to this in from of my house...

I just have to go buy the pumpkins and get Bryan to help me with a few of the carving techniques. I'm going to buy the pumpkins on Thursday though, so I hope to have something up and ready to go by this weekend! I'm so excited!! Don't you love fall?!

Monday, September 26, 2011

We're not dead

I know it's been a while since my last post, and even then, it wasn't really a great "what's been going on" kind of post. But- we are still alive! I have a ton of pictures to upload and update the blog with, but my computer's been in slow motion lately and I just don't have the time to sit here for hours while blogger loads the pictures, so that will have to wait. For now, here's a VERY quick little summary of what's been going on this past month...

Jess, Mom and I made 3 huge mum's and one garter for Plano East's Homecoming.
Justin (Bryan's twin brother) graduated from UTA!
Bryan finished his Associates and has started working on his Bachelors at UNT.
Michelle LOVES gymnastics!!
My dad celebrated his 47th Birthday.
Ben got a surprise trip to Utah, from Jessica, for his 30th Birthday.
I went to my first Enrichment activity in my new ward- more fun then I thought it would be!
My date with Bryan was a total bust after I put TONS of work into it- I know, sad day!
Daniel celebrated his 19th Birthday!
I had ANOTHER doctor's appointment! At least I got some pretty cool sono pics out of this one!
There was a scorpion in my house!! Yeah, I freaked out.
Chelci, Ryan's girlfriend, got baptized- it was a great baptism. The spirit there was SUPER strong!
Bryan planned a little date for us to go see a movie. As sad as it is, his super easy date turned out better then my "2 months of planning" date!

And that brings me to today. I have another doctors appointment on Wednesday, and I'm going shopping for Fall/Halloween decorations on Thursday and am super pumped to get my house all decorated! And then Drew, Bryan's best friend, and my friend since elementary school, is getting married on Saturday! So, we've been a little busy, but I promise I'll do a better, more thorough update later this week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dirty Little Secrets

We all have them! Don't lie! Here's mine-

I really like this show! lol!

I know, I'm not 15, I'm too old to be watching this show. But everyone needs a little drama in their life, and I'de rather not have it IN my life, so this is my surroagate drama dosage! Plus, I record it every Thursday so it's the perfect "during Michelle's nap" activity on Friday to help me relax from that week. Well, that and this...

Yep, ice cream straight from the container. It really does make the perfect afternoon treat. I put on Vampire Diaries, grab my pint of ice cream and a spoon... oh man... I love it! And the best news?! It all starts again this week!! Oh, that reminds me- I need to get some ice cream while I'm at the store tomorrow...